Neurofibromatosis type 1 (von Recklinghausen’s disease). People with this genetic disorder often have patches of tan or light brown skin. (You may hear these called “café-au-lait” spots, because they’re the color of coffee with milk (café au lait, in French.) Café au lait spots may also be seen in people without neurofibromatosis, but they are typically fewer in number and not as large.
Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology
Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal
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